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Some progress but distinct lack of ambition in Warsaw climate talks

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:09

Greenhouse gas levels are rising; climatic impacts intensifying. Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines just over a fortnight ago, is a bitter taste o...

Worldwide Climate Change

Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did Durban deliver for our climate?

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:11

The UN climate change talks in Durban, South Africa concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning. The talks dragged into a second extra ...

Worldwide

Heads bring security to climate talks

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa.  It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17. The first week of the COP is dominated ...

Africa

The Power of the Yellow Badges at COP

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 11:00

The visible power; that is, the ability to make binding decisions at COP17 belongs to Parties.  Parties are the 194 countries that have signed the climate agreement.  Voting is rarely done, but if it were to happen, Non ...

Africa

Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 13:00

Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow. All in all we have 12 Heads of State and 130 Ministers arriv...

Africa

Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 21:39

Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatica...

Worldwide

The intrigues of a COP Meeting

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa.  It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17. Attending a COP meeting for the first time can be ove...

Africa

BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 17

Sat, 12/11/2011 - 17:05

BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP17, Durban – full briefing here Will Durban deliver? There is a profound mismatch between the level of action demanded by our best scientific knowledge and t...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife’s approach to working locally

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:31

BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP17, Durban full briefing here Climate change – the need for a local response Whilst international conventions and national policies and strategies are vital to address th...

Worldwide

A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:10

View the Research Highlights PDF Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA) integrate the use of biodiversity an...

Worldwide

World experts discuss climate change at RSPB co-organised event

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 22:10

Some of the world’s leading experts on climate change, wildlife and natural systems gathered earlier today at the UK's Royal Society, to discuss the latest research on ...

Worldwide

A truly integrated approach to adaptation - BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP-16

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 11:26

This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP-16, Cancún – ‘COP16 - A truly integrated approach to adaptatio...

Americas

BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 16

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 11:21

This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC  COP-16, Cancún – 'BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at COP 16' Planned climate change adaptation may be achieved in many different ways....

Americas